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Sep 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
and then obama revealed, the man, the president all tonight right here on cnn. >>> iraq is reeling under a series of violent attacks today. several car bombs rocked cities. gun men attacked check points. at least 64 people are dead and 200 others wounded. many of those killed were iraqi soldiers. the u.n. special representative for iraq is condemning the attacks. one of the bombs went off near the french consulate. >> these attacks happen at least once a month now. it's just a coordinated attack on various cities once a month. this is certainly not the worst attack this year. death tolls of more than 100 in one day. no one has claimed responsibility but even after the u.s. troops have left iraq is still fighting various groups including local wing of al qaeda and former member on the party. certainly a dark day for iraq but not the bloodiest we have seen this year. >> violence have been on the rise in iraq. 325 people were killed in july. >>> right now to sir i where there is no end to the deadly violence there. according to the opposition government forces are dropping barrel bombs filled in tnt
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Sep 21, 2012 9:00am PDT
were very much focused on iraq, but you speak to the critics, and they will say that they -- it did not achieve what they were hoping to achieve. that really to train up the afghan armed forces. it provides a stable environment to a certain extent to allow that transfer of power, that training program to operate, but i'm not exactly quite sure whether or not, don, it's achieved its ultimate goal. in the process this has cost a lot of moy, and do date more than 2,000 u.s. soldiers have died. >> we have heard a lot about those green on blue attacks with the recent uptick in violence. especially those green on blue attacks. is there a timing problem here with the troop departure? >> it's certainly not ideal. you get the impression that everyone wants to get out of here. to tell you the truth, don, when you speak to troops off the record that is what they will definitely tell you. i mean, they've had to -- this was always kind of the plan that president obama boem when he gave the green light for this surge back in 2009, he said those 33,000 troops, they will be leaving come september 2
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Sep 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
as a s.e.a.l. with multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. after retiring, he worked as a nurse in his wife's dental practice. sean smith was a computer expert, an air force veteran and was with support and service for ten years. he was married with two children. also killed was former navy s.e.a.l. glen doherty from massachusetts. a private security contractor, he was in libya searching for a shoulder launch antiaircraft missiles, a high u.s. government priority after the fall of moammar gadhafi. >> so deeply saddening, it also makes us aware, though, of the kind of role that people like chris and over the years are playing, unsung, but the critical role that they play. >> glen lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother, but if you asked his friends, he was their brother as well. >> i'm sure my son went down fighting. i don't know the ins and outs of it. i haven't been told. but i'm sure he went down fighting. i'm sure he did. i just hope his last moments weren't painful. >> they are now coming home. the transfer of remains, ceremony, scheduled to begin in a few minutes. that at
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in an incident at a check point west of kabul. >>> in iraq at least 30 people were killed today in a wave of bombings. seven ex-pleases hit in or near bagdad. it is the deadliest day in iraq for nearly a month. shiite muslim communities appear to be the main targets of the attacks. the violence comes days after dozens of dangerous prisoners broke out of a jail in northern iraq. >>> in los angeles crews are working quickly to finish this bridge dem nigs over the 405 freeway. some scary, scary moments when a portion of the mulholland bridge came down unexpectedly, narrowly missing a couple of workers. it was feared the construction would cause massive traffic jams on one of the nation's busiest freeways. so far those fears have not come true. the 405 is expected to open back up at 5:00 a.m. local time tomorrow morning in time for work. >>> a possible break involving a missing university of florida student. his backpack has been found at the home of a teenager now charged with the student's murder. gainesville police say blood was found in the car belonging to 18-year-old pedro bravo. bravo
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Sep 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
number of terrorists. officials with iraq's interior ministry says a 4-year-old girl was killed when rockets were fired from iraq. >>> next, we go back to aleppo. crisis in siria, inside aleppo, next. sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. ich is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving e military for over 75 years. aawh no, look, i know this is about the troops and not about me. right, but i don't look like that. who can i write a letter to about this? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you wanted a firm bed you can lie on one of those. we provide the exact indivialization that your body needs. welcome to the sleep number store's biggest sale of the year. not just ordinary beds on sale, but the bed that can change your life on sale. the sleep number bed. never tried this before. this is your body there. you can see a little more pressure in the hips. ta
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Sep 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
jihadists who taught in iraq. and, yes, they are looking not only to the fall of assad, but creating the american militant. >> is this al qaeda? >> not necessarily at all. and i think you have to future in perspective that these are people that have come to file for their own ropes. this there are some from europe, so many fighters that he saw coming in from france or other european states, you look at the unemployment level there you can young men with no live, just like iraq, this become as magnet for them. ivan watson told me he flew to turkey on a plane load just libyans on board that plane. so they are present. they are on the ground. but it doesn't mean al qaeda. and remember this, what was the fate of those in jihadist fighters in iraq? i saw them lined up on their knees with smuslims behind them respect forced to leave or killed outright. >> and of course the obama administration has sai syrians should determine their own future. but should the u.s. be concerned about islamists getting in as part of -- >> it's too late. because when i talked to the activists in homs, for exam
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Sep 13, 2012 9:00am PDT
recovered a trove of documents in iraq, basically the sort of rosetta stone of al qaeda in iraq. when they looked at these documents and analyzed them, they found that 40% of the foreign fighters coming into iraq were coming from libya, which was an unexpected thing to fi. historically libya has provided quite a lot of suicide attackers to al qaeda, and the group that is sort of deemed to be behind this attack is probably one of these sort of splinter groups from al qaeda central. >> how strong is their presence there in libya, and who leads them, do we know? >> reporter: you know, i mean there's a sort of umbrella group, according to the libyan -- former libyan jihadist, supporters of sharia. i think a lot of this is relatively secretive. this is not obviously an organization that operates in a very overt manner. my guess is that we're talking about a few hundred people at most. it doesn't represent the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people who were taking up arms against gadhafi. they have -- as the reporter in libya indicated, being able to do some attacks on western
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
re-election and talking about his record and everything from ending the war in iraq to again, health care and also this idea that he's going to fight for the middle class. it's not really a new theme, but that's what they plan to continue hammering home. this idea that he's going to look out for everyday people unlike the republican ticket. one thing they did say is this is going to be a working convention. that's how they described it and they'll work on getting people registered to work and knock on doors, canvass and in doing so, earn a ticket to fill that huge stadium that he's going to be speak at. so we don't have too much of a preview of the speech and we'll try to contain and make the case that he's the one that will give him more time to keep the economy back on track, fred. >> athena jones. thanks so much in urbandale. we'll take the president live when he arrives there in iowa. >>> let's talk about the democratic national convention which starts tuesday, charlotte, north carolina. that's the place right there. some of the high-profile speakers include the first lady, forme
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Sep 4, 2012 9:00am PDT
in iraq. now she wants a shot of doing it in washington as a congresswoman. next hours, democrats called him the last lie whereon of the hou. former congressman barney frank about what he thinks of the party's new stance on gay marriage. >>> and it is the kind of stage that can just vault a young politician into superstardom. we're going to take a look at the latest details. the keynote address from the fresh faced mayor from san antonio. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. so why exactly should that be of any interest to you? well, in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. like the transatlantic cable that connected continents. and the panama canal that made our world a smaller place. we supported the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years,
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 2:00pm PDT
be spilling over into iraq. officials with iraq's interior ministry say a 4-year-old girl was killed when rockets fired from syria landed in an iraqi border town. tonight at 7:30 eastern cnn's nick payton walsh takes us on a journey to see what people living in the most populated syrian city are facing day to day. make sure you watch "crisis in syria inside aleppo" at 7:30 eastern here on cnn. >>> in pakistan a 14-year-old christian girl is back with her father tonight out on bail a month after her arrest by police. she was accused of blasphemy after burned pages of the koran were found in her bag. police now say they believe a neighborhood cleric planted evidence to ink the girl to the allegations. in pakistan blasphemy is punishable by death. >>> two young children have been rescued from a stolen sail boat after allegedly being abducted from their home by their father. on friday the sail boat was spotted off the monterey coast three days after both the children and the boat were reported missing. police say the parents had been involved in some type of custody situation. the father has
CNN
Sep 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
and politics is like throwing gas on a fire, and nowhere is that truer right now than in iraq. the iraqi vice president has been sentenced to death on charges of running death squads. this is the current one, not sadd saddam's, the current one. now, he in turn is accusing the prime minister, the current one, al maliki of carrying out a political vendetta. the vice president is a prominent sunni muslim. al maliki is a shiite. i think you get the picture here. that vp is in exile in turkey. today he declared his innocence. >> i totally reject and will never recognize the unjust, the politically motivated verdict, which was expected from the outset of the trial. >> coinciding with the verdict, a wave of bombings. look at pictures. they are becoming familiar elsewhere. they were up familiar at one time. this time more than 90 people wounded -- 90 people killed and 300 wounded aacrocross the coun. sunni insurgents belonging to al qaeda in iraq claiming responsibility. you might sum this up in one word. mess. ivan watson is monitoring the developments from istanbul. last i checked the americans spe
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
his thoughts. here he is, ready go. first, veterans returning from wars in iraq and afghanistan often come home to fight another battle to find a job. one army vet tried to use what he learned in the military to start a business. here is this week's, how we got started. >>> in 2003, i was deployed with the 101st airborne division as part of operation iraqi freedom. when i came home, i didn't have a plan. i decided to do something i was good at. when i was a leader in the army, you are asked to weed soldiers into combat situations that are stressful. being trained for that allowed me to have the courage and the confidence to be able to do what i did in the army on the civilian side. >> reporter: in 2008, he started empower in middleton, connecticut. it's an outdoor facility that teaches. >> get them a step out of the comfort zone and push themselves more. they are going to learn and grow from that. >> reporter: he used different networking to help it succeed. >> using chamber of commerce and organizations that are willing to help veterans. good posture. >> reporter: the company has bee
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 12:00pm PDT
.s. lawmakers are now in baghdad, meeting with leaders in iraq, iraqi -- iraq disputes reports it is allowing iran to use its airspace to delivery weapons to syria. that denial comes as the lawmakers warn against such an act. let me ask you something. what is your breaking point? where's the edge? one woman says she was pushed to it and it led to a gruesome discovery in the middle of the street. what you're about to see is extremely graphic, so if there are any little ones in the room right now, let me give you a beat to get them to turn away. >> reporter: a 26-year-old mother of two claims her husband's cousin, a 35-year-old man, tormented and abused her for month while her husband was out of town. he entered her home while she was asleep and raped her at gunpoint, threatening to kill her children if she screamed. she says he subsequently raped her many times and took pictures of her with his cell phone an threatened to publish them. she says she was too afraid to tell any about the rapes. then last tuesday, she had enough. she said he called. she was sure he was going to rape her again. whe
CNN
Sep 23, 2012 1:00pm PDT
iraq after iraq's invasion of kuwait in 1990. now president obama is talking about a new line, a r line in the sand. >> president barack obama and governor mitt romney agree on two crucial national security issues. iran will not be allowed to go nuclear and syria will not use its chemical weapons. but if it looks like either -- >> on syria -- >> it we have been very clear to the assaad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my call coup plus. >> the white house won't say what it will do if the red line is crossed. seizing dozens of chemical weapons sites would be tough, requiring tens of thousands of troops on the ground. romney has called for covert action. >> watching what's happened in syria, from a dispassionate distan distance, i would be leading in syria, by encouraging our friends there, like the turks and the saudis. >> but he hasn't said how or when he would use u.s. troops. the bottom line on syria, president obama's red line, using or moving
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. in iraq, four rockets killed a 4 qulld gi4-year-old girl. about 4,000 people have crossed into iraq from syria where at least 148 people were reportedly killed today. victims of the syrian civil war. and the taliban say they're responsible for a bombing that killed six, including children near the headquarters of the international assistance force. >>> now, this is a very bizarre murder mystery that has police from paris to london trying to find the killer or killers and the motivation behind it all. a quadruple murder in the french alps. it happened wednesday and police say all the victims were shot to death. three including a mother and father were found in a car, another victim who was a female cyclist was found dead in a parking lot and now police offer this latest detail. >> translator: the four deceased victims received two shots to the head. okay i said yesterday a minimum of one bullet in the head. it's two for each deceased person. >> jonathan mann oig has behas following the story. is there a relationship between the four killed and the place in which this happened? >> all of t
CNN
Sep 9, 2012 2:00pm PDT
international stories this hour. iraq is reeling under a series of violent attacks today. several car bombs erupt in cities and gun men attack points. at least 79 people are dead and 270 others wounded. iraq's vice president has been sentenced to death. he fled the country months ago after allegedly being involved in the deaths of a lawyer and an army general. the vp says he is being targeted because he is sunni muslim and accused prime minister of pushing the country towards a religious divide. >>> a volcano in nicaragua is shooting gas and ash into the sky. authorities say the mix of rain, ash and gas could make people sick. >>> in france now and britain authorities aren't saying much about their investigation into the execution-style killings of a family in the french alps. today the seven-year-old survivor came out of a coma and her four-year-old sister has returned home to england. their parents were shot in the head along with two others just four days ago. they were on a camping trip. it was supposed to be a holiday. and then something like this would happen. do investigators think i
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 9:00am PDT
's great. there's a very strong pro-western sentiment in iraq, but they do feel that interest then waned ask that the central government there needs a lot of support. the sort of support we see in iraq and afghanistan, to give them that sort of security apparatus to control these sorts of elements. >> u.s. sources say they don't believe this was necessarily targeting the ambassador, the u.s. ambassador, and you have intelligence sources yourself saying they had expected something. what do you think was the purpose then of these attacks? >> to attack u.s. interests, and as a result of drone attacks on al qaeda, leaders in libya and elsewhere, yemen as well, this was an opportunity, if you like, to attack u.s. interests. you know, the consulate is more of a soft target than the embassy. this gave them perfect cover to do it, so, yeah, it's basically a response to drone attacks that have been taking out al qaeda leaders very effectively. do not be surprised to see more drone attacks in the days ahead against some of those camps that are in libya. >> all right. michael holmes, thank you very
CNN
Sep 18, 2012 9:00am PDT
these individuals and not a sense of each unit for its own. >> i know there's a sense there, unlike iraq, afghanistan, international interests, let's say, waned after gadhafi fell. arwa, thanks for your reporting as always. >>> more on what we're working for "newsroom international." what to know what happens going on behind the scenes in north korea? we asked kim jong-il's former sushi hef. the most famous rapper in italy, italian rapper. what it takes to break into the american music scene.ni ! [ male announcer ] isn't always the one you plan to take. whoa, check it out. hey baby goat... no that's not yours... [ hikers whispering ] ...that's not yours. [ goat bleats ] na, na, na -- no! [ male announcer ] now you can take a photo right from video, so you'll never miss the perfect shot. [ hikers laughing, commenting ] at&t introduces the htc one x. now $99.99. rethink possible. without freshly-made pasta. you could also cut corners by making it without 100% real cheddar cheese. but then...it wouldn't be stouffer's mac & cheese. just one of over 70 satisfying recipes for one from stouffer
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
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Sep 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
, draftsman and worked for a number of clients, including airbus. he came to this country from iraq in 2002, before the u.s. invasion, but no suggestion of anything in his past life so far in iraq. he wasn't involved with politics and no suggestion of sectarian involvement in iraq. his wife was training to be a dentist here. really, the profound sense here is one of shock from the neighbors and all that knew the family but they have been caught up in such awful appalling violence in france. the prosecutors in france are keeping an open mind. there was a french sighlist also found shot at the scene. the french authorities don't know whether it was the cyclist who may have been targeted and the family happened to turn up and were witnesses to that and killed as a result or whether the family were targeted first and the cyclist was a witness and therefore he was killed. at the moment, really no sense at all why this has happened. the only two witnesses to this are the two girls, one of whom is in hospital with three gunshot wounds to her shoulder. the 4 yellow, the youngest one is in a profoun
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Sep 12, 2012 10:00am PDT
an uptick of al qaeda activity in that area. also in iraq for that matter. particularly in the benghazi area, which hasn't fully yet come under control of the central libyan government. libyan government leaders were very, very quick to condemn what happened, the killing, the death of ambassador stevens, and the other three american diplomats. called it cowardly and criminal, and said that they would be hunted down. as you know, the united states has said, president, secretary of state, that these killers will be brought to justice. very important to know that this is not a sort of anti-americanism all over libya that's at work. it's a small group of militants and extremists. the same thing happened apparently in egypt. >> explain to us because this was a big question that we had earlier this morning before learning the new information about the ambassador ms group. perhaps not targeting him, but explain what was that about, the protests, the outrage in libya and egypt against this film, this american film that was critical of the prophet muhammad? >> well, suzanne, you know, the problem is
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Sep 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in iraq, he saidt was tragic. but you know what, i promised i was going to end that war and we did. i said, we would take out al qaeda and go after bin laden, and we did. i put forward a specific plan to bring our troops home from afghanistan by the end of 2014. we are in the process of doing that right now. and when i say i'm going to bring them home, you know they're going to come home. and as long as i am commander-in-chief, when they get home, they know that well serve our veterans as well as they served us because nobody who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their heads or descent healthcare when they come home. that's a promise we will keep. and issue after issue. governor romney and congressman ryan, they are going to take us backwards. you know, the story of america is going forward. that's what we do. we go forward. you will have the opportunity in two months. to choose a bath that will lead us to a better future. but i have to tell you over the next two months, the other side will spend more money than we have ever seen in our life times, and i
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Sep 24, 2012 9:00am PDT
.s. ambassador to iraq and also head of the u.s. delegation on talks with north korea and its nuclear issue. now he is the dean of the school of international studies, university of denver. good to see you, chris. first of all, i want to play a bit of sound prosecute president ahmadinejad here because he really is setting the stage hoor for what we think is going to be a conflict, but also i want to talk a little bit about israel and whether or not they see an attack on iran as an opportunity. what do we -- what do we thif the language from ahmadinejad and from netanyahu, whether or not that is really going to happen? >> i'm sorry. were you going to play the tape? >> no. chris, if you could, explain to us -- i know that ahmadinejad has already made some comments and he is saying here that he believes that potential of war with iran could be inevitable. do we think this is just a bunch of bluster. we've heard this from him before. >> well, there's certainly a lot of bluster. i mean, if there were an israeli strike, it would not be to change the hearts and minds of the iranians. it would be a sort
CNN
Sep 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
in camps across jordan, lebanon, iraq, and turkey. nick robertson is on the turkish syrian border this morning. good morning. how bad is the refugee crisis becoming? >> reporter: the turkish government say they're struggling to handle it. there are thousands of refugees stuck on the syrian side of the border. the turkish authorities won't allow them across. they already have 80,000 refugees here. they're building three more camps that should be ready in the next few weeks that will house another 30,000 refugees. part of the problem for the turkish authorities, though, is they have almost 20,000 refugees in schools and government buildings. the schools here restart in a couple of weeks. so half that new capacity will be taken up by existing refugee here. the concern is if they open the borders to freely allow syrians across the border, more and more people will flock across. what we're seeing is people driven to the borders when their villages are bombed. the free syrian army are telling us they can sort of create safe areas on the ground to stop military forces attacking by ground
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